Olek's Crocheted Gator in Sao Paulo

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 19, 2012
There is a lack of large animal themed playgrounds; actually there is a lack of creative playgrounds in general, the options are endless really. Why not a massive gator-themed space for kids and adults? In San Paulo, there is a playground shaped as an alligator and for the 2012 SESC Arts show they invited Brooklyn-based artist, Olek, to cover the trademark crochet creations.

Preview: HERBERT BAGLIONE “OBITUARY” @ BOGOTÁ MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 06, 2012
Sao Paulo, Brazil-based fine artist, and cover of our 2009 Brazil issue, Herbert Baglione, will be opening a museum exhibition at the Bogota Museum of Contemporary Art in Colombia tomorrow, July 7. The exhibition, Obituary, will feature a series of paintings and installations, as well as Baglione recreating the drawings he did as a 3-year old of illustrating simple interventions over family photographs.

Joao Ruas' New Erotica

Juxtapoz // Sunday, June 03, 2012
A gorgeous collection of some of João Ruas' more sensual, seductive works, Ruas paints a haunting world inhabited by enigmatic figures and regal beasts awash in a maelstrom of mysterious energies. His explorations of the darker realms of the spirit evoke states of emotional turmoil, spiritual hunger and troubled passion. Weaving together history, mythology and cryptic symbolism in a misty dreamscape...

The Work of Sao Paulos' Zansky

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Zansky is an illustrator and graphic designer in São Paulo, Brasil. He prefers the traditional graphic arts, using printing processes such as offset, silkscreen, letterpress, engraving, and digital printing to create his final works. He has illustrated for magazines such as FFW Mag, Epoca Negocios and Motomag in Brazil and has a varietal portfolio of brightly abstract and lively illustration work that is balancing on the edges of both folk and surreal.

Paintings and Drawings by Dea Lellis

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 24, 2012
Dea Lellis is an illustrator and drawer from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her paintings and illustrations combine simple flat backgrounds with quirky symbolism that is mysterious and enticing. Her are a few of her works.

Street Illusions in Sao Paulo by BOA MISTURA

Juxtapoz // Saturday, February 11, 2012
We love a good surprise in our morning Inbox, and this urban text project from Madrid's BOA MISTURA done in Sao Paulo was a nice treat. The collective took the winding streets Vila Brâsilandia and transformed them into colorful transformations of place and space, adding a bit of an optical illusion in text along the way.

Preview: João Ruas "Yore" @ Thinkspace Gallery

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 02, 2011
João Ruas has been on our radar for quite some time, and we have been looking forward to what the São Paulo artist would create for his solo show, Yore, at Thinkspace Gallery. Continuing on the theme of making art that appears unearthed in an abandoned home, these initial previews of Yore looks to be his best yet.

Impulso: The Photography of Sao Paulo's Fabio Stachi

Erotica // Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Sao Paulo-based photographer Fabio Stachi has been on our radar after he and Herbert Baglione art-directed a photo shoot for Juxtapoz that we featured on the site (and in the Decemeber 2011 magazine). Today we feature Stachi's Impulso series, where he creates beautiful scenes using only his cell phone and digital manipulation.

In Street Art: A Monkey Made of Flip-Flops

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 21, 2011
Constructed of 10,000 pairs of flip-flops, 45 feet long, and titled “The Fat Monkey.” Dutch artist, Florentijn Hofman with the help of local art students was commissioned to build this giant monkey in a park in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In Street Art: Os Gemeos @ Museu Vale Preview

Juxtapoz // Saturday, October 15, 2011
The Brazilian twins or the hardest working twins, Os Gemeos posted some preview photos from their show opening later this month at Museu Vale. This solo exhibition will feature entirely new work and the artists will occupy the museum for the entire month of October. Show opens October 28th in Vila Velha, Brazil.
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